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40 Percent of All Rogueware Strains Created in 2010

Forty percent of all rogueware strains ever produced were created this year, according to PandaLabs. Since rogueware was first reported four years ago, 5,651,786 unique strains have been detected. Of those, 2,285,629 appeared between January 2010 and October 2010. When comparing the number of rogueware specimens to the total number …

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40 Percent of Bogus AV Strains Created in 2010

40 Percent of Bogus AV Strains Created in 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Forty percent of all fake anti-virus (also known as rogueware) strains ever produced were created in the past year, according to PandaLabs. In the four years since rogueware was first reported, 5,651,786 unique strains have been detected, of which 2,285,629 appeared between January 2010 and October 2010. When comparing the …

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Scary Movies, Halloween Popular Topics for Cyber Miscreants

Hackers are taking advantage of popular Hollywood scary movies, such as “Paranormal Activity 2” and “Friday the 13th,” to implement blackhat SEO attacks that target unsuspecting web users through search results, according to PandaLabs. In a blackhat SEO attack, cyber crooks place links to malicious sites in the search results …

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Phishers Keep Up Their Antics on Social-Networking Sites, Online Classifieds, Gaming Industries

Phishers Keep Up Their Antics on Social-Networking Sites, Online Classifieds, Gaming Industries - top government contractors - best government contracting event

A report reveals phishing gangs continue increasing their efforts against brands in the social networking, online classifieds and online gaming industries. Researchers of the APWG Phishing Activity Trends Report found that attacks on brands in the online retail, auction and financial services sectors decreased while payment services increased more than …

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10 Tell-Tale Signs of PC Infection

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While many of today’s cyber threats have been designed to go unnoticed , there are still some tell-tale signs a computer system has been compromised. PandaLabs has released a guide for identifying those signs of computer infection, including sluggish performance, missing files, and disabled security components. The guide encourages computer …

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